Having long been criticised for not having a women’s team, Manchester United is looking to change its image. The British premier club has finally announced plans to form a women’s professional team, The Independent reported.

Manchester United is the only Premier League giant not to have a senior women’s team

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The premier club has submitted an application to the Football Association to join the second tier of the Women’s Super League.

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Manchester United announced the new development in a statement released on Wednesday (March 22). “We are pleased to announce that the club intends to establish its first-ever professional women’s team and has submitted an application to enter WSL2,” executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said.

“The FA has provided excellent support through the process and we believe that launching a team in WSL2 would give many more of our graduates from the regional talent club the chance to establish themselves as first-team players,” he added.

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The authority has said selecting a balanced team with young and experienced players is what they are aiming for.

“The Manchester United women’s team must be built in the same image and with the same principles as the men’s first team and offer academy players a clear route to top level football within the club.”

The team would be selected at the club’s training centre, The Cliff.

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